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Category: Police

West Midlands Police fined over officer injury

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Office of Chief Constable of West Midlands Police has been sentenced for a health and safety offence after a serving officer was injured while disposing of weaponry.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices – September 2015

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Carriage of Dangerous Goods, prohibition notices issued by Police or Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) or Department for Transport for September 2015.

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Consultation on the transposition of Directive 2013/35/EU (EMF)

Monday, November 2, 2015

This consultation seeks views on the UK’s proposed approach to implement European Directive 2013/35/EU on the minimum health and safety requirements regarding the exposure of workers to the risks arising from physical agents (electromagnetic fields). This consultation ends on 3 December 2015.

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Turban-wearing Sikhs – extension of head protection exemption

Friday, October 2, 2015

The exemption for turban-wearing Sikhs from the need to wear head protection has been extended from construction sites to all workplaces, with some limited exceptions. The change applies solely to turban-wearing Sikhs and relates to head protection only.

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Free-to-download Safety Wizard app

Friday, February 20, 2015

A developer has launched a free-to-download health and safety app to help small to medium-sized businesses (SMEs) manage common workplace risks. The ‘SME Safety Wizard app’ is structured around HSE’s Toolbox guidance.

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Crown Censure for Highways Agency following traffic officer’s death

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Highways Agency was today (8 Jan) issued with a Crown Censure – the equivalent of a criminal prosecution – for safety failings after an experienced Traffic Officer was struck and killed by a car that went out of control on the M25.

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Make an impact – Influence safety management with a career in HSE

Friday, September 19, 2014

The work we do at the HSE has a positive and far-reaching impact on UK industrial safety. Explore this site to learn more about the Specialist roles we’re offering.

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HSE51 – Regulation of health and safety at work

Thursday, August 7, 2014

HSE has published a document that explains the main features of the regulatory approach taken by HSE and local authorities to improve standards in health and safety performance. The document will be of interest to businesses regulated by HSE and local authorities, as well as others working in health and safety.

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HSE unveils changes to reporting requirements

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has formally implemented changes to simplify the mandatory reporting of workplace injuries for businesses.

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Police force and firearm officer fined over PC death

Friday, July 12, 2013

A police force and one of its officers have been fined for health and safety failings that led to a constable being shot dead.

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Health surveillance guidance for employers

Monday, March 18, 2013

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has published new guidelines on health surveillance, which may be needed if there is a risk that workers could be exposed to chemicals or other hazardous substances likely to harm their health.

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HSE Work-related Deaths Protocol revised

Friday, November 2, 2012

Sets out the protocols and liaison arrangements between HSE and other regulators involved in investigating any work-related death.

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First aid at work – public consultation

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Proposals to remove HSE’s approval of first aid training providers – have your say by 3 December.

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Certificates of exemption from the Control of Noise at Work Regulations 2005

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Certificates of exemption from the Control of Noise at Work Regulations regarding Police firearms operations and explosive methods of entry are now available online.

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Striking the balance between operational and health and safety duties in the Police Service: An explanatory note

Thursday, July 7, 2011

This explanatory note supports the high level statement ‘Striking the Balance’ and implements the recommendation in Common Sense, Common Safety that police officers should not be at risk of investigation or prosecution as a result of any act of heroism.

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Carriage of Dangerous Goods Prohibition Notices – February 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

The February edition of the Carriage of Dangerous Goods – ‘Prohibition Notices issued by Police or Vehicle, Operator Services Agency (VOSA) or Department for Transport’ are now available.

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Explosives Liaison Officers

Monday, February 14, 2011

The National list of (Police) Explosives Liaison Officers has been updated.

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Agreement between the IPCC and HSE

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The relevant agency in the circumstances of a work-related death arising out of police activity will usually be

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Working with COPFS and the Police in Scotland

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Investigation of health and safety offences – working with the procurator fiscal and the police – HSE operates and applies the same policies and standards throughout Great Britain

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HSE Chair speech to launch HSE Police Service statement

Friday, October 9, 2009

Transcript of speech given by HSE Chair Judith Hackitt at the launch of Police service policy

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